Monday, June 13, 2016
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Boyd vs. James Shields
The Detroit Tigers head to U.S. Cellular Field on Monday to take on the Chicago White Sox. The probable pitchers are Matt Boyd for the Tigers and James Shields for the White Sox. The opening line for this game has Detroit at +104 and Chicago at -114. The over/under is 9. The Tigers have a 35-22-4 over/under mark and a 35-26-0 run line record, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The White Sox are 28-34-0 against the run line and have a 28-31-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Tigers head into this game with a 31-30 record, and they are 14-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Matt Boyd has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 17 strikeouts during his 21.1 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have allowed 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the pen while they've been struck out 147 times and walked 61 times this year. As a unit, Detroit has given up 8.99 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.30. The Tigers pitchers have collectively given up 535 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 188 batters and struck out 440. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team, Detroit is hitting .268, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Tigers have a .435 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 7th in the league. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this game hitting .309 and his on-base percentage is at .341. He has 67 hits this season along with 29 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 58 times and has walked 12 times. Ian Kinsler is hitting .317 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 77 hits so far while scoring 51 runs and he's driven in 40. He has walked 17 times and has struck out 43 times. The Tigers have 561 hits, including 99 doubles and 75 home runs. They've stolen 21 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Detroit has walked 173 times this season and they've struck out 520 times as a unit. They've left 412 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.61 runs per contest and have scored a total of 281 runs so far this year.
Chicago comes into this game with a 15-15 home mark and a 31-31 overall record. With an ERA of 5.06, James Shields has a 2-8 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 69.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 77 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the White Sox bullpen while being struck out 155 times and walking 76 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 532 base knocks and 232 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a staff has walked 195 hitters and struck out 475. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The White Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.19 hits per contest. Adam Eaton comes into this matchup batting .264 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 63 hits this year along with 24 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 37 times and has walked on 26 occasions. Melky Cabrera is hitting .288 and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 64 hits so far while he's scored 28 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 24 times. The White Sox as a unit have 507 base hits, including 96 doubles and 56 homers. They have 25 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Chicago as a team has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out 496 times. They've had 431 men left on base and have an OPS of .693. They score 4.02 runs per game and have totaled 249 runs so far this season.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-22-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 35-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 28-31-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 28-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/04/16 P Daniel Norris Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jeff Ferrell Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Angel Nesbitt Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
Chicago White Sox
06/10/16 DH Justin Morneau Elbow 15-day DL (6/9)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/16 C Kevan Smith Pelvis 15-day DL (4/24)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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